R.I.P. John Michael Snyder, Former NRA Editor, Police Adviser, Author and Second Amendment Activist

One of my dearest friends and colleagues, John M. Snyder, passed away on Sunday October 22, 2017 at the age of 79. He is survived by his loving wife Ling Snyder.

John Michael Snyder:
Born: December 18,1939
Died: October 22, 2017

John was called “the dean of Washington gun lobbyists” by the Washington Post and New York Times. For 50 years he has defended American gun rights as an NRA editor, director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation, and founder/director of www.GunRightsPolicies.org. He was also founder/manager of Telum Associates, LL.C,  and the founder/chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc.

John served on the boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Federation of Police. He is the author of the book Gun Saint. he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts  from the renowned Jesuit institution of higher learning, Georgetown University.

John Snyder contributed often to Conservative Base as a firearms and law enforcement expert and he will be sorely missed as a valuable source for news and commentary. One more thing: I’m so glad he lived to see his favorite candidate elected President of the United States.  He worked hard to help get Trump elected. Thank you, John Michael Snyder.  

James “Jim” Kouri



Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

6 thoughts on “R.I.P. John Michael Snyder, Former NRA Editor, Police Adviser, Author and Second Amendment Activist

  • October 27, 2017 at 3:28 am

    John was a very dear trusted true friend. I am saddened by his loss. My condolences to Ling and their family, loved ones, friends and admirers… may his memory be eternal and may John rest in peace.

    • October 27, 2017 at 3:47 am

      Thank you, Joseph. I sent Ling the link to this story and I’m certain she’ll read your comments.

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  • October 31, 2017 at 2:52 am

    John Michael Snyder was well known to me and the members of Montgomery Citizens for a Safer Maryland (MCSM). On many occasions he attended and spoke at MCSM meetings in Silver Spring. In 2000 presented the St. Gabriel Possenti Award medal to – at that time – Maryland Delegate Carmen Amedori at her office in Annapolis, Maryland.

    The Gun Rights movement has lost another pioneering member, but rest assured he has mentored and educated many others. Thank you John.

    Bob Culver, MCSM – http://www.mcsm.org

    • October 31, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Beautiful comment, Bob. Thank you for your contribution to our nation.


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